Hey guys, how's it going? I know it's been two weeks since my last blog, but I thought this would be an interesting time for me to post something.
It's been a little over a month since my termination (thanks to the idiot named Garrett), and no job. So, just for grins and giggles, I uploaded my resume to two job sites; indeed.com and Monster.com. It may sound like a desperate move, but I'm getting sick and tired of sitting around all day not working.
Interestingly, in a span of two days, I managed to get a few hits from a couple of employers, and even got an interview for one. It's a shot in the dark, but hey, I have nothing to lose, but at the same time, nothing to gain from doing nothing.
If I were to give advice for those who can't find a job (but at least tried), do this if you haven't already; update your resume. Keeping it recent and updated does increase your chances in finding a job because you're telling future employers you have skills in a particular field.
I would also add on any extra curricular activities with potential. This shows employers that you're not a one trick pony and could open up some doors previously closed. I put film making and video editing in mine because this is something I like to do in my spare time. I didn't put my videos on YouTube because I want to be famous, I did to make an impression and to add to my portfolio.
If you have any certifications or licenses (I have a Pharmacy Technician license), put that on there too. It may not seem relevant to most employers, but it does look good on ANY resume.
The best advice I can give; as soon as you land a job, UPDATE YOUR RESUME! I can't stress that enough!
I know that these are tough times and jobs are hard to come by, but don't call it quits yet! Just keep applying and be patient; you'll land a job sooner or later.
Hey guys, what's up? I've officially got the first video in the Wolfenstein series up. I'll also announce that the next several review videos will focus on the Wolfenstein series.
Keep in mind that I'll be reviewing the games I own (which would be almost all of them except for a few). This could span at least 2 months, and in-between each, I'll be posting a non review video as well. I'll let you guys know when the next review is up.
Hey guys, how's it going? For me; not too bad. Sitting around all day filling out job applications gets boring, so I decided to start making more videos.
Unlike before, I'm going to concentrate on a series. What I mean is the next several videos will focus on one franchise and the scores will be at the end of the final video. This is a good way to not only occupy my time, but also develop my skills in film-making and editing.
Wish me luck on the job hunt, and I'll let you know when the next video is available.
Hey guys, what's up? I've got some good news and honest news. First the honest news, I was terminated due to too many attendance issues (nothing bad, mind you). It was a simple case of "punching out too early" syndrome.
The good news is I'm writing a letter to the home offices regarding this. I felt that this was an unnecessary thing to do. If a person decides to punch out too early, so what? It's their business. What should've happened is that my ex-boss (whose name shall be anonymous) should've given me a proper sit down and discuss this sooner.
In layments terms, I should've been lectured at around occurence 6 (it's 0.5 for each time). Well, whatever. Wish me luck on my letter and I'll continue my job hunt. Oh, and I'm never shopping at Walmart again, regardless if I win or lose.
Hey guys, how was your Christmas? For me, I call it "December 25th" because I don't celebrate Christmas. I'm an atheist. Okay, that's that.
Anyway, back in my last post, I promised two videos. And guess what? I got two videos up before the new year, just like I said I would.
It wasn't easy, but I did it. Well guys, I hope you have a safe and happy new year, and I'll see you in 2017!
Hey guys, what's up? Not a whole lot on my end. Still have plans on making two videos before the end of the year. I have one uploaded already, and plan on making the second before New Year's. If for some oddball reason I don't, I guarantee the video will be up on New Year's Day (hopefully).
Well, that's pretty much it. Hope you guys have a Happy Holidays!
Hey guys, what's up? Well, it has been almost two weeks since I took my PTCE (that's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam), and I got my results; I am now certified!
I feel so relieved that I'm now officially certified. Starting this week, I'm going to start looking for jobs in my field. What's even better to know is that I won't be staying with Walmart much longer. As soon as I get accepted into a job, I'm out of Walmart for good!
I have also gotten started on my next video. I'll be shooting later this week and it shouldn't take too long to do now that my studies are done. I plan on making two videos before the end of the year. I should keep in mind that when I start my new job, I'll have even less free time.
Hello everyone. This is my last blog before my exam tomorrow, and I have to say is that I'm both nervous and looking forward to it. I put in a lot of study time and I'm hoping that I do well. I'll let you guys know how I did in a few weeks. Wish me luck!
It's been almost two weeks since my last post, but I do bring some good news!
Let me correct myself first; it's actually bad news. The bad news is I'm still stuck at Walmart, and that's pretty much it (bet you guys saw that coming).
But there truly is some good news (well, actually, two pieces of good news). The first is that I had an interview for a Pharmacy Tech position at Walmart. Adding more to it (provided I get the spot), I will be getting some experience working in a pharmacy.
To clarify, what this means is that I'll be getting retail pharmacy experience. What I want, however, is hospital (or health care facility) pharmacy tech experience. What that also means is that the license I'm testing for in one week is state certification. This has a greater weight carry than a retail license.
And now, for the last piece of good news, I'll be getting back into making videos next week. What will the video be? Once again, not telling.
See you guys soon!
Hey guys, what's up? It's just another day at the office for me. The time is getting closer and closer for my ExCPT. So far, the study sessions are going very well. I've even been practicing the questions for the exam. Whether they'll appear on the exam is uncertain. This isn't necessarily me remembering the questions for the test, but rather get comfortable for the setup (it's multiple choice).
If there's one thing I've learned thus far from my study sessions, it's use color pencils while taking notes. What I mean is find the key component to a sentence and color it (example, I've been coloring in the correct answers in red). What this will do is keep the answer separate from the sentence, and you're more likely to remember it come test time.
That's pretty much it from my end. My main goal (provided that I pass my exam) is to be done with Walmart by December and start my new job that month also. Wish me luck, guys.
Oh, one more thing; the videos will resume after November 7th.
Ken Kriho is an upcoming freelance writer/movie maker. He will write anything (except for non-fiction and children's literature). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.